After horrifying audiences with The Woman, director Lucky McKee has returned with his latest feature, one injects some comedy and teams him with Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me). All Cheerleaders Die premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last fall — in the Midnight Madness section, of course — and now it’s gearing up for a release this summer with the debut of the first trailer.
While we were mixed over all, we said, “All Cheerleaders Die excels at really not caring about who should live or who shouldn’t because its very premise sees mortality as a rule meant to be broken. McKee and Sivertson fearlessly spice in lewd jokes about the girls’ lack of body temperature, embrace taboo by letting Williamson turn his Terry into the epitome of a misogynistic monster, and still find the time to frame bikinied breasts and asses in close-up whenever possible.”
Check out the trailer and poster for the film starring Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, and Tom Williamson.
Teenage outsider Maddy is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school’s elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites.
All Cheerleaders Die hits VOD on May 8th and theaters on June 13th.
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